Nell. !, Hi Stephanie – I always use organic soil / mix for all my plants. These plants are survivors even if you are a self-confessed “plant killer”. Be sure to check back because I have a lot more houseplant posts planned for this year. Snake Plants are typically grown as houseplants so I’m not sure if you’ll find concrete info on that. I’ve had many varieties, both growing in pots and in the ground in my Santa Barbara garden. mine doesn’t look like that and half of it looks like it’s trying to escape by growing sideways over the edge of the pot. It takes a few years to mature and form offsets – identical daughter plants that grow on the body of the original, which you can then use to propagate! I don’t fertilize them and they just keep spreading. Subspecies, Varieties, Forms, Cultivars and Hybrids. Thanks for sharing. I think I watered when I put them in the new pot. This plant thrives in plenty of direct and bright sunlight. Yes, I’ve grown Snake Plants indoors and out – I like them that much! There is a wide range of cultivars available, with leaves colored in white, yellow or turquoise. Your email address will not be published. Too much sunlight? This is all about Sansevieria Hahnii repotting including the steps you should take, the mix to use and things good to know. Sansevieria laurentii is the age old houseplant usually called ‘Mother-in-Law’s Tongue’ that barely needs a description other than to say this is the one with the yellow leaf margins. My Sansevierias are all doing great in this very dry climate. The stiff elongated succulent leaves are truly unique, they have wavy edges and yellow tones unlike any other sansevieria. Hi Nell, I’ve had my plant for over 5 years now (I’m great at neglecting it!) Thanks so much for sharing this. If not, cut the entire plant back & new growth should start appearing from the rhizomes. When growing in the garden they’ll propagate on their own as they spread by underground stems called rhizomes. Note: I now give my Snake Plants a watering with Eleanor’s vf-11  2-3 times during the warmer months. Sansevieria ‘Fernwood Punk ... (Sansevieria care) Taking care of your snake plant is much easier than you might think. This succulent grows best in moderate or slightly filtered sun. Learn more now. Sansevieria Cylindrica Care. Snake Plants need excellent drainage so I always work a lot of succulent & cactus mix into the potting soil when I plant. Sansevieria Care If you’re new to plant ownership or are simply looking for an easy-care houseplant, a Sansevieria is the plant for you. I’ve lost a couple of leaves which turned mushy brown. My mom used regular potting soil. This is another versatility factor that gives this houseplant the label: “diehard”. I think I may have made a boo boo though…I think I’ve accidentally over watered it lately and some of the leaves have started to turn a pale yellow…I don’t know what I was thinking…I usually ignore it and water it maybe once a month or every 6 weeks and only a little bit…Will it come back? Hi Heather – That happens as the plant ages & grows taller. I love Snake Plants because of their bold, architectural, sassy look. Good locations include a spot in front of a north-facing window or in front of a bright, sunny window covered by a sheer curtain. Jul 30, 2020 - Superba Robusta Snake Plant - Sanseveria - 3 pack - Impossible to kill! As far as varieties go, sansevieria kirkii silver blue is the prettiest variety with the most style. Thanks! If your house is comfortable for you, it’ll be so for your Snake Plants. Sansevierias (Snake Plants) are some of the toughest plants you can find. They’re definitely not the soft, “touchy-feely” kind of plants but certainly have character and present quite the striking silhouette. This is a low-maintenance plant that requires minimal care. If yours is growing in low light and not growing much, then transplanting every 5-10 years will be fine. A person could not ask for a better self sustaining plant. Nell, Oh dear Mo. Given the odd shaft of sunlight and a splash of water every couple of weeks from spring to autumn, a sansevieria will reward you with a sculptural form and, at a schedule known only to itself, scented flowers. That is so true! Sansevieria Kirkii Care. Modern style … They’re used as tabletop and narrow floor plants, as well as in dish gardens and kokedama. RELATED: Here’s my updated routine for Fertilizing Indoor Plants. Those are just a few of the most common reasons. I came home to discover that the black coral sansevieria was alive and thriving. Especially the coloured cultivars need some more light for showing the variegated leaves. minus 25c and up to plus 30 C in the summer at times … I’m way up north … looked for these for a while .. one I had died .. .I think I loved it too much ……now Ive got two big potted ones and a smaller one .. and i’m afraid to water … I love them … love lots of plants. Perfect for the beginner and requiring little care, light, or water. The Mother-in-Law’s Tongue is extremely easy to look after, requiring watering only every 3 weeks! These evergreen perennials are very long-lived, unlike some Houseplants. They are commonly known as Snake Plants.The most popular member is the Mother In Law’s Tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata).. Just keep them away from cold drafts and heating or air conditioning vents. I have them in bright shade & water them more than the ones indoors. Note: In lower light conditions, the darker leafed species and varieties ( like S. trifasciata & Sansevieria hanhnii jade) do better and are the ones you should buy. Placement PRO TIP: Most Sansevieria will thrive in a wide range of light conditions from low indirect light, to full sun environements. … My house is humid at times …. I was gone from my home for almost five months. Please help!!! There is a wide range of cultivars available, with leaves colored in white, yellow or turquoise. If yours gets mealybugs, I’ve got you covered with this post on How to Get Rid of Mealybugs and Aphids. You want to be careful not to overdo it because your plant will rot out. If you're used to buying our magazine from the shops,  you can now order and receive the next issue delivered to your home. Good luck! I just did a post & video on an occasional leaf falling over which you might find helpful: Nell, Hi Bogdan – You’re very welcome. Snake Plants with brighter variegations will become less intense and patterned in low light. Sometimes called the African spear plant, the Sansevieria cylindrica offers all the ease and durability of … New growth will eventually appear. Easy does it with the watering – this is essential to Snake Plant care. There are a few other varieties I have my eye on so I’ll definitely be growing more too. Required fields are marked *. I just moved in again some of the pretty potted ones indoors and will definitely take in your advice. Here’s hoping! bone dry or soaking wet. Your cost for the products will be no higher but Joy Us garden receives a small commission. More on this subject: Winter Houseplant Care. I have quite a few Snake Plants, not only because I love their look, but they’re about as easy-care as you can imagine. Sansevieria patens was described by N. E. Brown in 1915 with a comment "Origin unknown, but probably British East Africa ". 5′ tall is impressive for a Snake Plant so you are doing something right. Nell. Hope that helps! I’ve done a post and video on repotting Snake Plants. Plants in lower light grow slower. Thanks for the great information. My friend told me I should replace the soil every 6 months. Additional Care Guides Placement PRO TIP: Most Sansevieria will thrive in a wide range of light conditions from low indirect light, to full